We anticipate an announcement by the St. Louis County Grand Jury this weekend. Whenever the announcement is made, we will immediately close the center. We will probably stay closed for several days. Should there be a bridge game in session when the announcement is made, players will be asked to leave immediately, given a free play, and the center will be shut down as soon as the last player leaves.
Please stay tuned to our website and listen to the message on the center phone, 314-569-1430 for further developments.
We will reopen when it appears there is no threat to any of our members.
St. Louis Bridge Center is #15 in ACBL Top Clubs!
The ACBL just released their listing of the Top 50 Clubs for 2013. Thanks to the efforts of our members, St. Louis Bridge Center was ranked #15 with 8,942.5 tables. This is a tremendous achievement for us in our first full year. This achievement is due entirely to our dedicated and supportive members. Thank you for supporting SLBC! Click here to see the full list.
Mike Carmen Receives Meritorious Service Award
Congratulations to Make Carmen who was presented with the Unit 143 Meritorious Service Award at the St. Louis Fall Sectional. Many thanks to Mike for his many years of service to the St. Louis bridge community. Click here to read more.
Games for Beginners/Novices/Intermediates
Are you new to bridge? Or perhaps you have been playing for awhile but are still developing your skills? At SLBC we have games for all levels of newer players! Click here to learn more.
Game / Training Announcements
NEW 2nd SUNDAY AFTERNOON GAME - Hatchie is starting a new Open Pairs Game on the second Sunday each month at 2:00pm beginning August 10. For more information download the flyer.
ACBL BRIDGE TRAINING SERIES - St. Louis Bridge Center is proud to announce that we will be offering the complete ACBL Bridge Series program. This program was originally designed by world class educator, Audrey Grant. UPDATE - 2015 Classes Have Been Added! Click here to learn more.
TRY DUPLICATE WITH PHYLLIS - No stress, no pressure games for new players (0-20 Masterpoints). You can even ask for advice! For more information download the flyer.
EVENING GAME PROMOTION - For a limited time we are offering discounts on all of our evening games - Now only $7 for Members and $9 for Guests (regular prices are $9 and $11 respectively).
BRIDGE IN A DAY! - Phyllis Siegel continues to add new Bridge-in-a-Day sessions due to the overwhelmingly positive responses we have received from our students. This is a popular program designed by the ACBL to allow you the ability to learn to play the great game of bridge in just one day. For only $80 and one day of training you will be ready to begin playing bridge in our daily games. Click on the "Training & Education" link on the left to learn more.
Visiting Artist Series
We are pleased to showcase some great artwork by local artist Mary Dee Schmidt. Her artwork is currently on display at SLBC. Mary was awarded an art scholarship to college and has continued to pursue her love of art as watercolorist and painting instructor. She has taught on many levels: high school, junior college, Laumeier Sculpture Park and St. Louis Artist Guild.
For the past 25 years, she has been an instructor in plein air painting at the Missouri Botanical Garden and for 10 years led a class in the Rocky Mountains-Crested Butte, Colorado. She also offers private classes on site at many locations throughout the region.
Mary Dee’s commissions include watercolors of client’s homes, landscapes and floral designs. Her works are on display in many homes and businesses across the United States.
will have a number of their paintings on view at the Center throughout the summer. We hope you enjoy the exhibit!
Free Learning Opportunity - Post-Game Analysis
We are currently offering a Post-Game Analysis session after every Thursday morning game. This is a FREE benefit to SLBC members. One of our experienced players (“pro”) will be available after the game to spend about 15-30 minutes reviewing the hands that were played in the session. The attendees can ask questions about hands that were troublesome for them and/or the pro may have a couple of examples that he/she noted during the game. This is a tremendous opportunity to help players of all levels improve their game while the hands are still fresh in their minds. It is also another benefit of playing at SLBC.
SLBC Helps Fight Alzheimer's Disease
Thank you for making our LONGEST DAY EVENT an enormous success. Not only did our team raise awareness of the devastating disease of Alzheimers, but it also raised nearly $14,000 for the treatment of and research into this disease. Click here to read more.
Larry Cohen Seminar was a Huge Success!
Larry Cohen’s first appearance at St. Louis Bridge Center was a huge success. Over 125 players attended one or more of his seminars on “Slam Bidding”, “Avoiding Finesses”, and “Defense- Helping Partners/Signals.”
Before leaving, he donated three books to the Bridge Center’s library: To Bid Or Not To Bid, Following The Law, and Bidding Challenge. We look forward to his next visit to St. Louis.
Photo of the Month
Full House at the Larry Cohen Seminar in June.
Thanks to Ann Lemp and our Steering Committee for managing this excellent event!
See more photos by selecting the "Photo Gallery" link on the left.
Important Upcoming Events
- November 19 - Inter-Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Complete against players at clubs around the country. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black for overalls). No additional game fee.
- November 21 - Try Duplicate with Phyllis at 2:30pm. No stress, no pressure game for new players (0-20 Masterpoints). You can even ask for advice!
- November 24 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
- November 27 - Thanksgiving. Center will be closed - Happy Thanksgiving!
- December 4 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
- December 5 - Try Duplicate with Phyllis at 2:30pm. No stress, no pressure game for new players (0-20 Masterpoints). You can even ask for advice!
- December 9 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
- December 11 - Charity Game 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (70% Sectional Black). Help support local charitable causes. $1.00 additional game fee.
- December 12 - Try Duplicate with Phyllis at 2:30pm. No stress, no pressure game for new players (0-20 Masterpoints). You can even ask for advice!
- December 15 - Club Championship Game at 10:00am. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
- December 19 - Try Duplicate with Phyllis at 2:30pm. No stress, no pressure game for new players (0-20 Masterpoints). You can even ask for advice!
- December 19 - Club Championship Game at 6:30pm. Higher masterpoint awards (65% Sectional Black). No additional game fee.
- December 21 - Non-Life Master/Life Master game at 1:00pm. Life Masters pair up with Non-Life Masters for this great pairs game!
- December 24 - Christmas Eve. Center will be closed in the evening, but OPEN during the day.
- December 25 - Christmas Day. Center will be closed - Merry Christmas!
- December 31 - New Year's Eve. Center is open all day AND Janet and Mike Vontz are hosting the 3rd Annual SLBC New Year's Eve Game. 6:00pm Social Hour and Food. 7:00pm Bridge.
- January 1 - New Year's Day. Center is open for all regular scheduled games.